Domaine de Coyeux Muscat de Beaume de Venise / 2009 / 375mL
Domaine de Coyeux is a beautifully located winery comprising 130 hectares of vineyards in a one site block, set on a hill in a prime location at Beaumes-de-Venise. The vines are planted at an altitude of 260M, where the soil comes from one of the very rare outcrops of the Comtadine region’s trias. The grapes grown are Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and small white Muscat.
The grapes, complete with their stalks, were cold pressed. Fermentation lasted seven to nine days in stainless-steel thermoregulated vats, at low temperatures of 4 to 6°C. Mutage (the arrestation of the fermentation) took place by adding grape spirit, in order to obtain a wine presenting an alcoholic degree of 15% by volume and residual sugar of 110 grams per litre. The different cuvées were vinified according to the age of the vines, their exposure and the harvest date. Blending took place towards the end of February.
A delicious sweet wine, rich and grapey with full, tropical flavours combined with freshness and elegance.